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02/21/22

How We Protect Against Eating Disorders

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21-27) reminds us that although it isn’t easy to talk or think about eating disorders, it’s important. Eating disorders are complex and life-threatening mental illnesses that affect all ages, genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and body shapes and sizes. They exist on a continuum with disordered eating, and symptoms range from extreme restriction to binge eating and distorted body image. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that 30 million Americans will struggle with...

11/18/21

Understanding Social Media’s Impact of Dieting

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It’s a well-known fact that social media is a popular resource to learn about the latest trends and fads. Unfortunately, it often promotes misinformation about food and nutrition. Social media platforms provide a wealth of diet information that’s largely unregulated, often contradictory, and usually promoted by noncredentialed individuals. Because of the U.S. diet and weight loss market — which, as Research and Markets reported, reached an industry record of $78 billion in 2019 — dieting has become a cultural...

02/26/20

How We Protect Against Eating Disorders

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24 to March 1) is a reminder that although it isn’t easy to talk or think about eating disorders, it’s important. Eating disorders are complex and life-threatening mental illnesses, and they’re on the rise. They affect all ages, genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations, and body shapes and sizes. Eating disorders exist on a continuum with disordered eating, and symptoms range from extreme restriction to binge eating and distorted body image. According to the National...

01/20/20

30 Years of Innovations: Health and Wellness

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As we celebrate the 30th birthday of SAGE Dining Services®, we’re taking a look back at how our programs have evolved throughout the years. In this blog series, we’re covering the different kinds of innovations that have made SAGE a company of firsts. We already reviewed how SAGE’s approach to food service management and the culinary experience has enabled us to build lasting partnerships and serve outstanding, healthy food. In this entry, we’re focusing on our unparalleled wellness education and...

02/21/17

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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Next week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year's theme is It’s Time to Talk About It; to shine the spotlight on eating disorders and put life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder—and many begin that struggle young. Children as young as seven have been diagnosed with eating disorders. While genetic predisposition is a factor in the development of eating disorders...

02/22/16

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

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Sunday, February 21st kicks off National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year's campaign stresses early detection and intervention, a key focus in all SAGE communities. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder—and many begin that struggle young. Children as young as seven have been diagnosed with eating disorders. While genetic predisposition is a factor in the development of eating disorders, environmental cues also make a huge impact—in combination with stressors...

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